Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist, speaker, writer… with a taste for adventure. She has a PhD in fusion energy and is Business Development Manager for fusion start-up Tokamak Energy, as well as working in education with the Ogden Trust, Anturus and Your Life. Her new book, Aurora: In Search of the Northern Lights, is a narrative of discovery exploring the beauty, legends and science of the aurora. Melanie loves the mountains and believes science and exploration go hand in hand.
Melanie is an experienced speaker. In 2010 she was the Institute of Physics Schools Lecturer; since then she has spoken regularly at festivals, schools and general events. Melanie likes to mix science with adventure and show science in the real word. Her Aurora talk mixes the science of the lights with a fascinating Arctic journey; whilst her Fusion energy talk shows how physics learnt at school relates to how scientists are making future fusion power stations. www.melaniewindridge.co.uk
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